The Camel’s Hump – Rudyard Kipling

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So true (although not about camels being ugly!)

“The camel’s hump is an ugly lump,
Which well you might see at the zoo.
But uglier yet is the hump we get,
For having to little to do.”
Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories

I have the most beautiful copy of the “Just So Stories” – I think it came from my grandmother’s friend.  And here are some of the images that come from “How the Camel got his Hump”.  

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Throw Your TV Away – Roald Dahl

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Something I think we all need to do occasionally!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…

The Oompa-Loompas sing this song about (of course) Mike Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Pause for a Quote by Mark Twain

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No word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.Mark Twain’s Speeches (1923 ed.)

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

That impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words howsoever felicitous could accomplish it…. For one audience, the pause will be short; for another a little longer; for another a shade longer still; the performer must vary the length of the pause to suit the shades of difference between audiences. … I used to play with the pause as other children play with a toy.
– Autobiographical dictation, 11 October 1907. Published in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 (University of California Press, 2015).